Hong Miu Farm
🚚 The Fastest Delivery Time : Every Tuesday.
🐝 Supplier / Place Of Origin：Hong Miu Farm / Kam Tin
🔖 Certification： Local Regenerative Agricultural Approved Farm / HKORC Certification Number C07027
🌱 Producer Introduction：
Cheong Gor has been farming since 2002. However after several years, he witnessed multiple difficulties especially in dealing with pests. As Cheong Gor was looking for solutions, he started to learn about regenerative farming from Homeland Green, and decided to transition to regenerative practices. Apart from applying good quality compost, he began testing his home-made compost which boosted microbial growth. In return, his crops grew stronger, larger, shinier and more abundant. At one point his celeries even grew up to a meter high!
Currently Cheong Gor implements practices like crop rotation, cover-cropping, mulching and companion planting. With the help of technical assistant providers funded by ZFPA, along with the guidance of Mrs Josephine from Homeland Green, he will also begin fermenting his own eco-enzymes and explore different types of nutrient amendments. Although he finds it challenging, Farmer Cheong truly believes this is the way forward to heal our planet and to produce more nutritious food.His vision is to continue farming to feed local citizens with regeneratively grown ingredients, and to build a very successful regenerative farm. By demonstrating how regenerative farming works to benefit both soil and human health, he hopes to encourage his peers to do the same. His vegetables are definitely some of the strongest, vibrant and most flavourful in Hong Kong!
🌱 Supplier Products：
🛍 Product Information (Main) (English)：
Binomial Name：Lactuca sativa L.
Other Name：Chinese Lettuce
Product Description：Sweet and bitter in taste, cold in nature. It has the curative effects of cooling blood to stop bleeding, clearing heat and promoting body fluid, diuresis and milk, anesthesia and pain relief, and heat-toxin treatment. Lettuce is rich in carotene, which becomes a powerful antioxidant after being converted into vitamin A in the human body, which can maintain the normal structure of epithelial cells and resist the invasion of carcinogens.
Native to the Mediterranean coast, evolved from wild species, mainly distributed in Europe and America. Introduced to China around the 5th century, and later evolved stem lettuce (lettuce) in China. At present, the northern region mainly cultivates stem lettuce, and the southern region mainly cultivates leaf lettuce. There are several varieties of lettuce, and the leaf lettuce is tang lettuce.
Variety：There are many varieties of lettuce, which can be divided into two categories: "leaf lettuce", which eats leaves, and "tender stem lettuce", which eats stems. Leaf lettuce can be divided into two categories: "head lettuce" and "non-head lettuce". The leaves of Tang lettuce are alternate, pinnately lobed and dark green. The varieties produced in the middle of winter are the best. They are green and crisp and can be eaten raw, but the taste is slightly astringent because they contain lettuce.
Supply Season：Hong Kong is available all year round.
Storage Method：Lettuce should not be stored for a long time. It can be placed in a cool and ventilated place for 2 to 3 days. It can be stored in the refrigerator for about 1 week after being sealed with plastic wrap.
In addition, lettuce is extremely sensitive to ethylene, so it cannot be stored with apples, bananas, and pears, otherwise it may produce russet spots.
#Should Be / Avoided：
Suitable: It can be eaten by ordinary people, especially suitable for those who have difficulty urinating, those with postpartum milk problems, and those who suffer from eye diseases.
Contraindications: Those with cold constitution, frequent urination and cold stomach should eat less.
Appropriate: Lettuce and Mushroom: Because lettuce has the effect of diuresis, eyesight, and appetite enhancement, while mushroom has the effect of invigorating spleen and qi, moisturizing dryness and resolving phlegm and strong nourishing effect, the combination of the two can treat hot cough and excessive phlegm. , chest tightness, vomiting and diarrhea. Contraindications: Not reported in the literature.
Cooking Skills：Edible parts are young leaves. The outer leaves must be removed to avoid pesticide residues, leaving a single piece, soaked in water for about 45 minutes, and then rinsed with running water.
#Remarks Matters：Some studies have pointed out that lettuce contains aromatic hydrocarbon hydroxylated lipids, which can decompose carcinogenic nitrosamines in food, thereby preventing the formation of cancer cells. It has a certain preventive effect on liver cancer and stomach cancer in the digestive system, and can also relieve cancer patients. or response to chemotherapy.
Commonly Used Dishes：Chipotle Tang Lettuce Pot, Bamboo Sausage Double Mushroom Grilled Lettuce, Lettuce Dace Ball Pot.
Supply Period： From December To February
Suggested Eating Method：
The edible parts are mainly edible stems and young leaves. Conventional dishes must be removed to avoid pesticide residues. The remaining tablets are left. After soaking in water for about 45 minutes, rinse with flowing water.
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🔅Note (English Version)：
☘️ Preserve vegetables
1. Leafy vegetables and softer vegetables, if packaged, should be placed in the cold box in the original package;
2. Organic Vegetables are more prone to spoilage if they have water droplets. Put the vegetables in a ventilated place to dry or wipe off the water vapor, then wrap the vegetables in slightly damp newspaper and put them in a plastic bag before refrigerating. ;
3. Organic vegetables do not use preservatives or special treatments. Vegetables are generally stored for three to five days. Some vegetables will decompose enzymes, so they should be eaten as soon as possible.
☘️ How to wash vegetables
1. Wash vegetables before cooking to keep them fresh;
2. It is not advisable to soak the vegetables for too long, and they should be washed first and then cut to avoid the loss of vitamins;
3. Washing vegetables with dilute salt water or Dish Drop can easily remove vegetable insects;
4. Cut vegetables with a stainless steel knife to reduce vitamin loss;
5. Vegetable leaves contain a lot of nutrients, so you should avoid shredding, chopping or grinding the leaves;
6. Immediately after cutting, to avoid the loss of vitamins due to air oxidation.